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- The New York Times
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — For decades, when Hewitt Sawyers drove past the monument of the Confederate soldier standing tall in his city’s public square, he felt the weight of slavery’s long shadow. Sawyers, 73, had attended a segregated school in Franklin, about 20 miles south of Nashville. He read from torn books passed down from the local white high school. The courthouse offered a “colored” water fountain, and the movie theater did not welcome him on the lower floor. As Confederate monuments across t
- The Daily Beast
William O'Connor“Bleeds you dry.” “Exuberantly shallow… kitsch.” “Such arrogance.” “An epic boondoggle.” “A one-trick pony.”That’s just a sample of the invective directed at one of the world’s most famous architects—Santiago Calatrava. While beloved by many for his edgy, gravity-defying, and photogenic works, he’s also probably the world’s most hated architect. So many of his projects blow through multiples of their budget, don’t function (two slippery pedestrian bridges, an airport without an a
The works, which were owned by MGM Resorts, featured in the Picasso Restaurant at the Bellagio Hotel.
- Robb Report
Both New York's Salon Art + Design and a Cartier show in Paris study the artistry of making jewelry.
Meghan Picerno was back at work after 18 months of pandemic limbo, overjoyed to be singing and dancing again with her "Phantom of the Opera" castmates as they rehearsed for the return of Broadway's longest-running show. As the musical's late October reopening neared, sometimes all Picerno could think about was making it to the first curtain call unscathed by the breakthrough COVID-19 cases that had sidelined vaccinated actors at other shows. Outside long days in a chilly mirror-lined rehearsal studio near New York City's Times Square, Picerno had put herself back on what she called lockdown.
- Associated Press
Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks have been sold for a combined $109 million in a Las Vegas auction coinciding with the artist’s 140th birthday. The nine paintings and two ceramic pieces had been displayed inside the Picasso restaurant at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art for more than two decades until owner MGM Resorts decided earlier this year to sell them. The Saturday event was organized by Sotheby’s and marked the first time the famed auction house staged an evening marquee sale in North America outside its New York saleroom.
‘Anvils, Mallets & Dynamite: The Unauthorized Biography of Looney Tunes’ Explores the History of the Toon House
Lifelong addiction to Looney Tunes and their imaginary characters and real creators is not required to enjoy journalist Jaime Weinman’s “Anvils, Mallets & Dynamite: The Unauthorized Biography of Looney Tunes,” but it will help the reader stay engaged when the tome becomes, shall we say, a bit academic. Any “serious” accounting of that place once […]
- The Wrap
Beane recycles a bit of everything and makes it all rhyme
- Associated Press
Now, nearly 2,000 of more than 10,000 pieces that stuffed his Beverly Hill's house will make their way into the hands of those who care to bid during an unusual upcoming Sotheby's auction after Jay's widow, the Emmy-winning producer Chrisann Verges, turned them over. Selby Kiffer, Sotheby's international senior specialist for books and manuscripts, was one of two experts from the auction house to visit Verges at home in California and select what they wanted for the Ricky Jay Collection. “It’s really a collection of collections,” Kiffer said ahead of the two-day live auction starting Wednesday.
- LA Times
Joshua Vides' creations have turned the former scofflaw graffitist into an illustrator and visual artist sought after by a growing list of global brands.
Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber performed an unexpected set as a DJ outside the Majestic Theater on New York’s West 44th Street on October 22 after the return to Broadway of his musical, The Phantom of the Opera.Lloyd Webber waved his arms in the air as a jubilant crowd danced. He declared the earlier performance of The Phantom of the Opera “incredible”. Credit: kindadeirdre via Storyful
- Raleigh News and Observer
Did your favorite businesses make the list? Check out the winners of Raleigh’s Best 2021 here.
- WEWS-Cleveland Videos
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has started their induction week of celebrations, events, music and more ahead of the ceremony next Saturday.
“I find it seductive that a pinhole camera has no viewfinder,” says photographer Sharon Harris regarding what she finds appealing about pinhole photography. The minimalistic approach to this kind of art is something she embraces wholeheartedly, along with the visually distinct results it produces. Impressively, Harris makes all her pinhole cameras, she currently boasts 25 creations. It's something we'll look into in more detail through the course of this fascinating interview.
- CBS News Videos
A 17th-century Gian Lorenzo Bernini sculpture dazzles after its restoration as it's being installed in a Rome chapel. Closer to home — in Minneapolis — a museum helps preserve precious art. Erin Hassanzaedeh explains.
- The Independent
From artwork to architecture, content to context, there’s lot to consider before you grab your hammer and nails and put up a picture, writes <strong>Anya Cooklin-Lofting</strong>
- Charlotte Observer
Did your favorite businesses make the list? Check out the winners for Charlotte’s Best 2021.
The popular exhibit has several nods to Pittsburgh as well as the famous artist.
"There are crushes, and there are loves, and I try to figure out which it is before I begin making the images," clarifies NY artist and photographer Jari Poulin about the different art projects that catch her fancy. She puts in a lot of research into her ideas, sometimes taking years to decide whether to go ahead on one. Once she sets her heart on a topic, she plans it out thoroughly, putting her soul into it from conception to execution.
- The Independent
Highest price fetched for a single work was £29m